This is an interesting time when the term community resilience is heard more frequently than ever before.
Working with the indigenous communities in the mountain landscape of Wayanad, I had the privilege to learn more about their resilient way of life and traditional knowledge. which in fact helped them in surviving this Covid phase.
The importance of cooperation among the community members in farming, knowledge in traditional medicine, shared economics (kind of a barter system) all helped them overcome the tough times with hardly any revenue due to lock downs.
Seems, it’s time to think seriously about the trade off between globalization and hyper localization 🙂
It is the fourth time these little sunbirds are trying to make a nest. They failed to complete their nest on first two attempts but managed to build a nest last time and even laid eggs but it got collapsed just before hatching.
I really wish to see and photograph baby birds fly away this time 🙂
Lock down days have been quite monotonous and the best way to escape from boredom was spending time with my camera in our garden.
I was always interested in photography but stayed away from videos as it really tests your patience while shooting as well as editing.
But, the result is very interesting and satisfying.
I am just starting with videos and hope I will be able to share some quality content in future.
Please bear with me for the time being 🙂
Thank you for your visit and watching the video 🙂
Days were overcast and gloomy, raining intermittently and on top of it all, it’s Corona time…
I has been months since we had any visitors and even if some sales person turns up, he’s quickly been turned away politely.
Then, there came a visitor, elegantly, to soothe our minds and also to tell us that it’s not the time to get depressed, but to work on your strengths and be ready to sail when the headwinds stops…
She was the Southern Birdwing, the second largest Butterfly of India with a wing span of around 190mm.
With many a flowering plants and diverse flora around, we do get a chance to watch and photograph many a butterflies and it also shows the importance of micro habitats.
We will definitely overcome this tough time and explore the world …
PS: We had another surprise visitor or an even high profile guest, sometime back, that was the world’s largest moth, the ‘Atlas Moth’.
Please find the link to my post with the images of Atlas Moth here.
You can view Theyyam from different dimensions, such as, art, folklore, culture, myth etc;
But, one thing most of us fail to see is the human endurance perspective.
To me, Theyyam is one of the ‘Physically most demanding’ ritualistic folk art.
I felt it again, last day, when I watched a Theyyam named ‘Ilamkolam’ performed near my home.
A few images here,